WEIRD NATURE

This Insect Has Plant DNA in Its Genome

Whiteflies have a gene only found in plants that appears to allow the tiny insects to withstand plants’ chemical defenses A tiny, aphid-like whitefly sitting on a leaf. (Jixing Xia and Zhaojiang Guo) – By Alex Fox SmithsonianMag.Com 2021 Mar 30 – A …

Why do deserts get so cold at night?

Temperatures in the Sahara can drop an average of 75 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius) overnight. The milky way shines in the night sky over the Sahara Desert. (Image credit: Shutterstock) – By Harry Baker – Staff Writer 11 days ago – If …